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Monday, March 21, 2011

The Best Laid Plans...

Life never quite works out the way we plan, so sometimes we have to make new plans.

Blogging: My desktop computer was out of commission for about two weeks and J was using the laptop for his schoolwork. A lot of my computer time is stuck in here and there during his school day when he's doing an assessment or something he can do on his own. So I didn't get an blogging done anywhere... or check much email... or play Bejeweled Blitz... You know, the important stuff. You just don't realize how much you use your computer until it's gone.

Brain Balance At-Home: Because we're coming up on the end of the school year, we're trying to fit more stuff in. We decided that we had too much going on right now to be trying to add something else, so after two weeks, we agreed to wait until the end of the school year (which for us, will be the end of April) to start again. We'll do the full twelve weeks then. We'll be finished before school starts again in August.

Diet: So we're egg-free, mostly milk-free and it's going... well, it's going. It is MUCH easier to go gluten-free than it is to go egg-free. You just THINK gluten is in everything until you start figuring out what foods contain eggs. Ugh. Ener-G Egg Replacer apparently upsets J's stomach, so I had to switch to using flaxseed meal. I don't really like the way it makes the cookies taste, but the boys like the cookies, and I suppose it keeps me from eating too many. He hasn't had any stomach problems since I made the switch.

In the midst of an online discussion about nosebleeds (which I almost deleted before reading due to my overflowing inbox), I found out that nosebleeds can sometimes be caused by celiac/gluten issues. Well, I was thrilled about that. J has had nosebleeds for a few years now and Little Brother just had his first one a few days ago. I 'm really hoping his was a one-time thing. So I have some more research to do, then we may be going gluten-free again. For real, this time, not just as an experiment. I know the whole family will be excited about that... or not.

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